started his Boys & Girls Club career when he was only 9 and barely spoke English. He persevered and became an extraordinary Club member--participating in every program from through high school. It was then he started working part-time at the Club and continued doing maintenance and kitchen duty through college. In May, 2016, Cristhian graduated from New Jersey City University, crossing the stage to receive his diploma with his Boys & Girls Club "brother" right beside him. In March, 2017, Cristhian graduated the Jersey City Police Academy and was sworn in as a police officer. Proudly attending his graduation, along with Boys & Girls Club staff and his family, was Adonis Brown, in his uniform.